05/18/2012 10:57 am ET Updated May 18, 2012

Jay-Z Says He's Taking Time Off From Recording To Spend Time With Baby Blue Ivy Carter

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z are pretty clearly completely in love with 4-month-old baby Blue Ivy.

In two recent interviews, rapper Jay-Z made his commitment to Blue even more explicit, admitting that he'd rather spend time with his "greatest creation" than work on new music.

Speaking to MTV, the rapper said: "I thought I would be more inspired with all the new feelings and everything that I'd have to write about [after Blue Ivy was born], but it really happened the other way. I just really want to just hang out with her."

He articulated the same sentiments in another interview with CNN (which playfully labelled him a "stay-at-home-rapper"), calling fatherhood "fantastic," "amazing" and "surreal." He said he races home from work "all the time" to be with Blue Ivy.

It'll be all the harder for Jay-Z not to "spoil [Blue Ivy] rotten" if he's spending lots of time with her -- but it's clear he's enjoying every minute of his new job so far.